Colorado's New Belgium Brewing Co. has narrowed its list of potential East Coast brewery sites to two: the Philadelphia area and Asheville, N.C.Fort Collins-based New Belgium, which produces Fat Tire Ale, said the facility would create 100 to 120 jobs. It would produce up to 500,000 barrels a year, in kegs and bottles, and serve as an East Coast distribution center, New Belgium spokesman Bryan Simpson said.The Fort Collins Coloradoan reported last November that New Belgium was considering four potential East Coast locations.
The brewery's beers are available in Virginia and surrounding states, but supplies and selection are somewhat limited. An east Coast brewery would help eliminate that issue.
A decision on the new location is not expected before June.
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